Learn English with Passengers

#1. Jim Wakes Up

Published: 10.28.2021
Level 6   |   Time: 5:45
Accent: American
Source: Passengers

Improve your English with an ESL listening lesson from Passengers. Jim wakes up 90 years too early on his trip to a new planet.

triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ suspended animation [exp] - a temporary stop of most vital (life) functions without death
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a starship [n] - a spaceship
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ premier [adj] - best
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ interstellar [adj] - traveling through space (between stars)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a starliner [n] - a spaceship designed to carry passengers
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a voyage [n] - a trip
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a colony [n] - a new community in a foreign land
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ final approach [exp] - the end of a trip
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ luxurious [adj] - extremely comfortable, elegant, or enjoyable
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an ID band [n] - a bracelet that is worn around the wrist that shows your identification
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ wonders [n] - incredible, beautiful places or things
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cabin [n] - a room (for sleeping) on a ship
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ post-hibernation [adj] - after waking up from a long sleep
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ illuminate [v] - light up, become bright
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make landfall [exp] - move from ocean (or space) to land
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ assign [v] - give
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ engineering [n] - the branch of science focused on design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ technical trade skills [exp] - skills related to building and fixing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fluids [n] - liquids (water)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ prosperous [adj] - successful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the cradle of civilization [exp] - the place where civilization was born
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ overpopulated [adj] - too many people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ overpriced [adj] - too expensive
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ overrated [adj] - not as good as people say
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hold your questions [exp] - wait to ask your questions
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an observatory [n] - a room (or building) where you can see into space
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in transit [exp] - traveling
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ approximately [adv] - about, more or less

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

  • The Avalon is a spaceship that is transporting 5,000 people from Earth to a planet called Homestead II.
  • The passengers are all asleep in hibernation pods.
  • The journey will take 120 years.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. The spaceship is damaged by _____.
    a crew member
    an alien attack
    an asteroid

  2. The ship is able to automatically fix _____ of the ship's systems.
    almost all
    a few

  3. _____ of the passengers wake(s) up.
    Almost all
    A few

  4. The woman says that Jim has spent _____ years in suspended animation.
    120 years
    20 years
    4 years
    1 year

  5. The man's real name is _____.

  6. The woman says that the ship will arrive at Homestead II in ______.
    1 year
    20 months
    12 months
    4 months

  7. Jim can use _____ to access the facilities on the ship.
    his ID badge
    his wrist band
    an eye scan

  8. The woman says that Jim has _____ health problems.
    a few

  9. Jim will be in a learning group for people _____.
    who woke up early
    who have previously lived in a colony
    with engineering skills
    with no space travel experience

  10. The woman advises Jim to ______ to recover from hibernation.
    get some rest
    drink water
    consume sugar

  11. The woman says that Earth is _____, _____, and _____.
    over polluted

  12. The ship has _____ passengers.

  13. Homestead II is the ______ planet in the Bhakti System.

  14. The ship will arrive at Homestead II _____.
    in 3 weeks
    in a few months
    in a year
    in 30 years
    in 90 years

  15. The ship left Earth ______.
    3 weeks ago
    a few months ago
    a year ago
    30 years ago
    90 years ago

triangle The Details 세부 사항 Os detalhes Los detalles

Directions: Test your ability to remember all of the details from the video.

Instrucciones: Compruebe su capacidad para recordar todos los detalles del video.

Instrucciones: Verifique sua capacidade de lembrar todos os detalhes do vídeo.

지시 사항 : 비디오의 모든 세부 사항을 기억하고 있는지 테스트해보세요.

  1. What color is the illumination of Jim's cabin door?


  2. How long is the voyage from Earth to the colony planet?

    120 years

  3. What is Jim's official given name?


  4. What is the name of the starship?

    The Avalon

  5. What is the name of the colony planet?

    Homestead II

  6. How many passengers are on the starliner?


  7. According to the instructor, what three problems does Earth have?

    It is overpriced, overpopulated, and overrated.

  8. What color is the fluid that Jim drinks?


  9. How many crew members are on the starliner?


  10. Which learning group has Jim been assigned to?

    Learning Group 38

triangle Sentence Building 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

asteroid / collide / starship / which / cause / many / system / malfunction

An asteroid collides with a starship, which causes many system malfunctions.
An asteroid collides with a starship, causing many systems to malfunction.

Sentence 2

starship / able / repair / most / but / not / all / malfunction / automatic

The starship is able to repair most, but not all, of the malfunctions automatically.

Sentence 3

Jim / wake / up / hibernation / by / hibernation / pod

Jim is woken up from hibernation by [his/the] hibernation pod.

Sentence 4

when / Jim / wake / he / confuse

When Jim wakes up, he is confused.

Sentence 5

computer / system / try / explain / what / happen / Jim

The computer system tries to explain what is happening to Jim.

Sentence 6

computer / system / tell / Jim / starship / arrive / Homestead II / four / month

The computer system tells Jim (that) the starship will arrive at Homestead II in four months.

Sentence 7

computer / system / illuminate / Jim / door / that / he / can / find / cabin

The computer system illuminates Jim's door so that he can find his cabin.

Sentence 8

computer / system / remind / Jim / drink / plenty / fluid

The computer system reminds Jim to drink plenty of fluids.

Sentence 9

after / rest / Jim / leave / cabin / and / join / learn / group

After resting, Jim leaves his cabin and joins his learning group.
After he rests, Jim leaves his cabin and joins his learning group.

Sentence 10

holographic / teacher / begin / class / even / though / Jim / only / person / present

The holographic teacher begins (the) class even though Jim is the only person (who is) present.

Sentence 11

Jim / realize / he / only / passenger / wake / up

Jim realizes (that) he is the only passenger [who/that] [has woken/woke] up.

Sentence 12

Jim / go / observatory / where / he / find / trip / will / last / 90 / more / year

Jim goes to the observatory, where he finds out (that) the trip will last 90 more years.

Sentence 13

Jim / realize / he / wake / too / soon

Jim realizes (that) he woke up too soon.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Would you like to live on a colony planet (like Homestead II)? Why?
  2. The teacher says that Earth is overpopulated, overpriced, and overrated? Consider each problem individually. Do you think Earth has these problems today?
  3. Do you think these three problems will get better or worse in the future? Why?
  4. If hibernation pods existed, would you like to "sleep" into the future? How many years would you like to sleep?
  5. What is the longest (most hours) that you have slept at one time? Why did you sleep so long? How did you feel when you woke up?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Woman: Good morning, James. How are you feeling?

Jim: Wait. What?

Woman: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.

Jim: What?

Woman: It's okay, James.

Jim: It's Jim.

Woman: Jim. Just breathe. Everything is okay.

Jim: Where am I?

Woman: You're a passenger on the Starship Avalon, the Homestead Company's premier interstellar starliner. We've nearly completed the voyage from Earth to your new home. The colony world of Homestead II. A new world. A fresh start. Room to grow.

Jim: Oh, yeah.

Woman: The Avalon is on final approach. For the next four months, you'll enjoy space travel at its most luxurious. Food. Fun. Friends.

Jim: My friends.

Woman: That's right, Jim. The ID band on your wrist is your key to the wonders of the Avalon. You're in perfect health, Jim. Let's get you to your cabin, where you can get some rest.

Woman: You may be experiencing post-hibernation sickness. Your door will illuminate for you.

Woman: Welcome to your cabin, your home until we make landfall. Over the next four months, you'll prepare for your new life on Homestead II, meet your fellow passengers, take skill-building classes, and learn about colonial living. You've been assigned to learning group 38 for passengers with engineering and technical trade skills.

Woman: To help you recover from hibernation, be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Enjoy the rest of your voyage on the Avalon, a Homestead Company Starship.

Instructor: Hello, passengers. Will you all please take a seat. Welcome, learning group 38. Your introduction to colonial life. Earth is a prosperous planet, the cradle of civilization. But for many, it's also overpopulated, overpriced, overrated.

Jim: I'm sorry, I think I may be in the wrong...

Instructor: Hold all questions till the end, please.

Jim: Oh, sorry.

Instructor: The colonies offer an alternative, a better way of life.

Jim: Where are all the other...

Instructor: And there's no colony more beautiful than Homestead II, the jewel of the occupied world.

Jim: I'm sorry. Where is everybody?

Instructor: We are all on the Starship Avalon.

Jim: But I'm the only one here.

Instructor: There are 5,000 passengers and 258 crew members.

Jim: So why am I alone?

Instructor: We're all in this together.

Jim: Hello. Anybody here? Hello?

Man: Welcome to the observatory. What can I show you?

Jim: We're supposed to land soon. I'm the only one awake.

Man: I don't understand. What can I show you?

Jim: Show me Homestead II.

Man: Homestead II is the fourth planet in the Bhakti System.

Jim: Right. And where are we?

Man: We're in transit from Earth to Homestead II. We will arrive in approximately 90 years.

Jim: What?

Man: We arrive at Homestead II in 90 years, three weeks and one day.

Jim: No. Wait. How long ago did we leave Earth?

Man: Approximately 30 years ago.

Jim: I woke up too soon.

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